Calytrix flavescens – Summer Star Flower

A small shrub native to the south west of Western Australia, it grows to around half a metre tall. It bears eye catching starry bright yellow flowers in summer. It naturally grows on sandy soils, and likes good drainage in a raised bed and a sunny to lightly shaded spot. Growing in a large container is also good plan. In humid climates it can be prone to fungal disease, so is best as a short lived specimen or grown in drier areas. Good for nectar loving insects, and can be used as a cut flower. Drought tolerant.

Scientific Name:Calytrix flavescens
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Star Flower
Other Common Names:Summer Starflower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.